Issues: Health

Protecting New York's Water And Holding Gas Corporations Accountable: Senate Bill Mandates Moratorium To Allow For Comprehensive Study Of Drilling In Marcellus Shale

Continuing to put public safety over special interests, the Senate Democratic Majority passed a moratorium on gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale to prevent the potentially hazardous contamination of the state’s water supply. Through the moratorium, gas and oil companies would be restricted from hastily endangering the health and economic well-being of more than 12 million local residents who draw their water from the affected area by engaging a process known as hydraulic fracturing or hydro-fracking. 

August 4, 2010
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Paterson’s Bedbug Veto - A Nuisance to New Yorkers

Yesterday, Governor Paterson vetoed a measure the Legislature passed to combat the bedbug infestation in New York State. The bill would have required all used bedding to be sanitized before being transported, stored or sold with new bedding. The bill would have also required annual inspections of bedding retailers, rather than the current random process. Paterson said the bill would cost the state an additional $600,000 and the hiring of eight employees.

August 4, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON FAILURE OF CONGRESS TO PASS ZADROGA 9/11 HEALTH AND COMPENSATION ACT

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued a statement in response to yesterday’s failure of the United States House of Representatives to pass the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act:

“The members of the United States House of Representatives, who voted against the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, have turned their back on those who came to America’s assistance on, and immediately after, our Nation’s darkest day. The failure to approve this legislation sends the wrong message to New Yorkers and also sends an international message that America has ignored the service of their first responders and the health of their citizens.

August 2, 2010
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FUSCHILLO BILL ASSISTING PEOPLE WITH LYMPHEDEMA SIGNED INTO LAW


Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor David Paterson has approved legislation he sponsors that will make information about lymphatic diseases more readily available to New Yorkers suffering from these diseases.  

July 30, 2010
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Safety Review of Popular Greene County Hiking Trail Needed

ONEONTA, 07/30/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) recently called on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to review safety measures at the Devil’s Kitchen hiking area in the Town of Hunter. 

“Two fatal hiking accidents this year at Devil’s Kitchen have prompted concerns that must be evaluated,” said Senator Seward.  “The Department of Environmental Conservation should take steps to assess the trail’s safety and to ensure proper warnings are present.”

July 29, 2010
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Rural New York

Rural New York makes up more than 86.6 percent of the state's land area, or about 40,907.28 square miles in 53 counties. More than 18 percent of all New Yorkers or more than 3.526 million people call our state's rural areas home.

July 29, 2010
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HAVE YOU SEEN RAT TODAY?

State Senator Bill Perkins is conducting a survey to find out whether New York Subway Riders feel there is a rat problem in the subway.

July 29, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO OFFERS PROTECTIVE TIPS TO COMBAT WEST NILE VIRUS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today offered information to residents about how to protect themselves from West Nile virus. West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne infection that can cause serious illness or death in some cases, has been detected in several mosquito pools in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

“Although the chances of becoming ill from West Nile virus are small, residents should still take steps to safeguard themselves,” said Senator Fuschillo. “Taking a few simple steps will help reduce the risk of West Nile virus and help protect your family.”

July 27, 2010
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Standing Up for Women's Reproductive Rights

Recently, I sent an open letter to President Obama expressing my concern over abortion restrictions to the high-risk insurance pools established through the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act.

When the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPAHC) was passed, I felt that we, as a nation, were establishing the beginning of a caring, and needed, response to a serious abuse inherent to the health insurance delivery system. But, the recent announcement applicable to this Act by the Obama administration, prohibiting abortions excepting cases of rape, incest and life endangerment to the mother, carves out a legal medical procedure that has serious implications for a population that is already medically compromised.

File: 
Letter to Obama RE High Risk Pools.pdf

July 27, 2010
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Senator Parker getting his blood glucose measured at his annual check your health day

State Senator Parker opened his office doors to women over 40 for a free breast cancer screening, as well as blood glucose and blood pressure on-site testing.

July 27, 2010
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Aubertine Welcomes Putting Property Tax Relief on Agenda

 

Senator reiterates support for property tax cap, Energize NY, & opposition to tax on sugar drinks

WATERTOWN (July 27, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today that putting property tax relief on the agenda for upcoming session would be welcomed as an opportunity to get much needed movement on this legislation in both houses. He also applauded the Governor’s choice to put Energize New York legislation already passed by the Senate on the agenda for both houses.

July 27, 2010
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Aubertine Legislation to Expand Energy Storage Technology

 

Law signed by the Governor reduces regulations to create jobs, meet peak energy demands

WATERTOWN (July 26, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine said today the signing of legislation last week which he sponsored to cut regulations on new energy storage technology (S.7145) will help to create new jobs, especially Upstate, while addressing the state’s power needs.

July 26, 2010
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Environmentalists, Industry, Labor Join Senator Bill Perkins For A Healthy New York

Community leaders, public health and small business advocates, industry and labor joined Senator Bill Perkins to praise legislation signed by Governor Paterson that will dramatically reduce the deadly pollution that comes from burning home heating oil. Senator Perkins’ legislation, S1145C sharply reduces the amount of sulfur allowed in home heating oil from over 2,000 parts per million to just 15 parts per million (ppm).  Sulfur contributes to air pollution that adversely affects the health of millions of New Yorkers. 

July 22, 2010
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Cardiovascular Screening Day

State Senator Jeff Klein and Weill Cornell Community Clinic present FREE cardiovascular screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol, at the Throggs Neck Community Center on Saturday, July 31st.  To RSVP, contact Senator Klein's office at 718-822-2049. WALK-INS WELCOME.

 

**Overnight fasting is required to participate in the screenings.**

July 31, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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History of The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus

HISTORY

In 1917, The New York State Assembly elected its first Black American legislator, Mr.Edward A. Johnson, and in 1937 Assemblyman Oscar Garcia Rivera was the first American of Puerto Rican heritage to be elected in the State Assembly. From those small victories, slowly, two became three, three became four, and four became many. Presently the Caucus has a total of 48 members within the State Assembly and Senate.

July 16, 2010
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The People’s Budget Equity XVIII Report

Click on the link below to view the full Equity XVIII Report...

File: 
Budget Euilty XVIII Report.pdf

July 15, 2010
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Aubertine Receives Rural Schools Association ‘Appreciation Award’

Senator recognized for his commitment and work on behalf of rural schools across the state

WATERTOWN (July 13, 2010)—The New York State Rural Schools Association on Monday afternoon in Cooperstown honored state Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine with its annual Appreciation Award for his work on behalf of rural schools.

July 13, 2010
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Stachowski will sponsor community health fair

State Sen. William Stachowski, D-Lake View, announces that he will sponsor a community health fair from 10 a. m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Jeffrey Taggert Memorial Park, Wilmuth Avenue and O’Dell Street, Lackawanna.

See the full article here: http://www.buffalonews.com/514?term=stachowski&numresults=10

July 13, 2010
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